LG may not have led the charge of the big electronics firms into the tablet market, but it's leading the charge back out again, with a spokesperson confirming that the company will be concentrating its efforts around the smartphone market only for the time being.
The world's fourth biggest smartphone maker – like so many of the mobile tech mainstream – hasn't enjoyed anything like the same level of success with the larger form factor, with consumers still seemingly not interested in anything other than the iPad.
“We’ve decided to put all new tablet development on the back burner for the time being in order to focus on smartphones,” LG spokesperson Ken Hong revealed yesterday.
It's a sensible strategy too, despite having been overtaken by Apple to drop from third to fourth place in the global smartphone pecking order, LG's Optimus line of Android phones is looking more competitive than ever right now.
And with the tablet market hopelessly over-subscribed right now, the decision to take a breather for a while could prove a clever one.
Despite the announcement coming on the same day Microsoft added yet another name to the list of pretenders to the tablet throne with the announcement of its Surface tablet, LG says the two developments are completely unrelated.
“LG doesn’t see Surface competing with anything we’re focusing on at the moment,” Hong said.